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Priory Gardens

Client: Priory Gardens
Architect: Phil Bailey Norman
Structural Engineer: Bob Tucker, Tucker Associates
Contractor: Cedric Reynolds of Cedric’s Works
Type of works: Rotafix TG6 was used to support the timber beam within the building.

The problem
The property is an ‘A’ frame house and the frame is constructed of glulaminated beams. These beams are seated externally into galvanised steel shoes.

Moisture has trapped within these shoes, causing moisture to track up the end grain of the glulaminated beam see photo with the moisture meter.

The remedy
To support the beam within the building. The repair was carried out in two phases to reduce the temporary works.

Shear connectors were fitted into slots in the side of the beam.

Rotafix TG6 was poured via a hopper system into the steel shoe, to ensure that any water that enters the shoe in the future will not affect the timber beam.

The beam was then clad with a simulated glulam beam, to improve the appearance.

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